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Subject: Re: [soa-rm] FEA Data Reference Model (DRM) 2.0 Now Final

Hi Joe,

Was this 2.07, for which I was just finishing up my review? If so, 
there are some areas that need to be revisited at some point. I will 
finish up the review as I can. I'm concerned by the fact that the 
word "ontology" was avoided, including the entirety of the concept, 
in favor of a very data-centric v. semantic-centric underpinning. I 
think this loses what will be the essential working basis for 
extending real interoperabiity as opposed to 
exchange-package-specific shuffling/conversion of data between 
operational systems. Too bad I came down with pneumonia right in the 
middle of finally reviewing it, and have since been overwhelmed with 
trying to catch up with my own projects. Sigh.

However, congratulations on getting it to this point, as difficult as 
it was! It is 100% better than it was and represents a major 
improvement and a huge step in the right direction. BTW, I do 
understand that one takes what one can get under certain 
circumstances, for which this circumstance certainly qualified in 
spades. So take a deep breath, give yourself a well-deserved pat on 
the back and remember, like many another process, this was just 
another step in the journey, and we need to start planning for the 
next step, lest everyone think, "Phew! Glad That's Done!" Might as 
well get used to the idea of having the ever-receding concept 
"destination" move beyond us as we approach so tantalizingly close. 
It is just that, the reach that always just exceeds our grasp.


At 12:18 PM -0500 12/22/05, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
>Hi All,
>I am happy to announce that the FEA Data Reference Model (DRM), 
>which has been in process since February 2005, was released publicly 
>as final yesterday by the U.S. Executive Office of the 
>President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB[1]). Its release was 
>originally thought to be delayed until 4-6 more weeks, but OMB 
>surprised us (the DRM 2.0 initiative) by releasing it yesterday as 
>final, with no updates requested. The biggest change since the last 
>draft is the addition of guidance for federal agencies on how to use 
>(implement) the DRM. I have been supporting this initiative since it 
>This reference model, part of the U.S. Federal Enterprise 
>Architecture (FEA), was developed in conjunction with a 124-member 
>Working Group comprised of 30 U.S. federal agencies in all 3 primary 
>areas of government (civil, defense, and intelligence). The primary 
>purpose of the DRM is "to enable information sharing and reuse 
>across the federal government via the standard description and 
>discovery of common data and the promotion of uniform data 
>management practices.".
>A data management strategy is also in process, and its release is 
>planned for early 2006. An updated draft DRM XML Schema is also in 
>process (I have just released a draft for internal review by a 
>subgroup of the DRM initiative), and should be available publicly in 
>early 2006.
>If you have any questions on this document, please let me know.
>Happy Holidays!
>Kind Regards,
>Joseph Chiusano
>Booz Allen Hamilton
>700 13th St. NW, Suite 1100
>Washington, DC 20005
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Rex Brooks
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Starbourne Communications Design
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